Ray County Genealogy
Henry Smith-Jackson Cemetery
#13 on Camden Township Map
|Henry Smith-Jackson Cemetery
(aka Remley Cemetery)
(maybe aka Fleming Cemetery)
this is not the same as Jackson Family Cemetery
|#1 on Ray County History 1973 p. 230 Camden Township
A lifelong Ray County resident states that Dennis Norris, landowner, said the stones are no longer there (2007), though Mr. George Barber accessed the cemetery a few years ago and read the stones that were remaining and readable.
Another source says the stones are probably still there:
death certificate of infant Proctor indicates he was buried in "Smith or Fleming Cemetery"
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|Note from Cynthia Farmer Nold:
Henry Smith - Jackson cemetery, originally the Remley Cemetery, I have posted some photographs of tombstones on the Find-a-grave site created 2006. I am in communication with the current overseer of the web page(s) and will be upgrading the location description.
Note that one of the tombstones is that of Adam Remley who was the first owner of the property. He purchased several parcels out of the Louisiana Purchase, the first in 1837. The cemetery site and pioneer Remley land patent is linked here:
Between the time Ray County cemetery enumerators made a list of burials from graves and tombstones on the site 1975 and my visits to the cemetery in honor of G. H. Farmer, the stones had been scooped off the grave sites and heaped under a tree. It is likely that Norris was collecting CRP payments from the cemetery, did not want it in the USDA/farm records. Remleys and other early pioneers buried there early on should be honored. My great grandmother and grandfather are buried there. The cemetery is part of Ray County history and should not be erased.
Please add a note to the cemetery page that some tombstone photos appear on the Find-a-grave site. I took the photos around 2005. If I can get protection from the county sheriff as specified in Missouri statute, I may visit the cemetery again and take more tombstone photos - provided the current land owner has not "disappeared" them. Although this is listed as a Century Farm, the cemetery and ownership go back much further. In addition, when the town of Fleming developed this cemetery served as a community cemetery, as evidenced by the Proctor infant death certificate.
(contributed by George Barber)
There are probably 10 or more additional burials that were either not marked or the stones were stolen or vandalized.
|LAST NAME||FIRST & MID. NAME||BIRTH DATE||DEATH DATE||REMARKS||Death Certificate or Obit (added by Lisa)|
? = Illegible
|Danners||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Possibly 2 Danners burials|
|Farmer||David Wallace||18 Aug. 1884||21 Feb. 1919||d/c states buried in Camden, Mo|
|Farmer||Edna E.||17 Dec. 1861||16 Feb. 1926||Mother of David & Maggie||d/c states buried in Smith Cemetery|
|Farmer||Maggie Juanita||03 Jun. 1903||08 Jun. 1923||d/c states buried in Smith Cemetery|
|Harding||Mary F.||05 Sep. 1891||31 Oct. 1891||Dau. of C. A. & J. J.|
|Kennedy||James H.||Unknown||Unknown||Son of ??????? Kennedy|
|McLauhlin||H.||Illegible||09 Jun. 1882|
|McLaughlin||Lilburn H.||?? May 1811||Unknown||Son of Pulaski Remley 1st mar|
|Noblitt||Mary Ann||07 Jan. 1884||25 Aug. 1916||Wife of G. W. Noblitt|
|Plaws||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Wife of Lenhart||s/b Anna Powless: Laenhart Poweless m. Ann Bowerman Dec 8, 1867: However her and Lenhart are listed as being buried in Riffe Cemetery.|
|Ralph||Mo?ne??||Illegible||27 May 1878||Wife of J. B. Ralph|
|Remley||Adam||?? ??? 1804||?? Feb. 1869|
|Remley||J. A.||Unknown||?? ??? 1881||Son, age 18 yr., 9 mo., 3 days|
|Remley||Jacob N.||Unknown||18 Aug. 1881||Brother of Arthur Remley|
|Remley||Mahala (nee Artman)||16 Apr. 1809||Unknown||1st wife of Adam Remley||
photo submitted by Cynthia Farmer Nold
|Remley||Pulaski H.||Unknown||Age 64||2nd wife of Adam Remley|
|Remley||Rachel||Unknown||24 Mar. 1881||Age 27 yr., 2 mo, 26 days|
|Remley||Unknown (Arthur)||09 Feb. 1813||03 Jul. ????||Son of Adam Remley||
photo submitted by Cynthia Farmer Nold
|Unknown||Leroy||Unknown||Unknown||Verbal report by D. Norris|
|Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Stone with initials of I. W.|
|Williams||Unknown||10 Feb 1903||10 Feb 1903||Infant dau of J. C. & F. E.|
|Williams||Unknown||31 May 1905||31 May 1905||Infant son of J. C. & F. E.|
|Williams||W. E.||Unknown||11 Apr. 1902||son, aged 8 months|